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(BBC-US)   Oh nothing, just a comet streaking across the sky above Stonehenge   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-07-13 9:02:11 AM  
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Took this last night in central Washington, about 10:30 local. 500mm f5.6 ISO 6400 exp 5 seconds. Comet will climb higher in sky as it moves away from the sun. Closest approach is on July 22.
 
2020-07-13 11:24:54 AM  
Sweet!
 
2020-07-13 11:28:29 AM  
So, nothing.
 
2020-07-13 11:29:07 AM  

Circusdog320: [Fark user image image 425x282]

Took this last night in central Washington, about 10:30 local. 500mm f5.6 ISO 6400 exp 5 seconds. Comet will climb higher in sky as it moves away from the sun. Closest approach is on July 22.


That's very cool! Thank you...
 
2020-07-13 11:51:48 AM  

Circusdog320: [Fark user image 425x282]

Took this last night in central Washington, about 10:30 local. 500mm f5.6 ISO 6400 exp 5 seconds. Comet will climb higher in sky as it moves away from the sun. Closest approach is on July 22.


Unfortunately, too much light pollution here. Beaches are lit up and close @ 9pm. Have to go a couple miles off shore to see the Milky Way now.
 
2020-07-13 11:59:22 AM  

Circusdog320: [Fark user image 425x282]

Took this last night in central Washington, about 10:30 local. 500mm f5.6 ISO 6400 exp 5 seconds. Comet will climb higher in sky as it moves away from the sun. Closest approach is on July 22.


Nice.  This is from Eugene at around 10:15.  Unfortunately, a sundowner-type wind ruined almost everything except this wide shot.  Sony RX10 IV at 83mm equivalent, f/3.5, 6 seconds at ISO 400.

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2020-07-13 12:17:14 PM  
I said "Don't look Ethel!" but it was too late.
 
2020-07-13 12:41:45 PM  
Comets don't streak across the sky. Those are meteors. Comets just sit there.
 
2020-07-13 12:57:27 PM  
It wasn't really above Stonehenge, subby
 
2020-07-13 1:07:36 PM  
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2020-07-13 1:31:20 PM  
I guess it is time to go shopping.

/not obscure
 
2020-07-13 1:49:47 PM  
I've dragged myself out of bed a couple of times over the last week or so to catch this comet on the morning side here in Minneapolis. A lovely comet, and it's been so long since I last saw one, that it's worth falling asleep all day at work to see it.

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2020-07-13 1:51:39 PM  
I've got a print of Hale-Bopp over Stonehenge that I purchased at the Stonehenge gift shop.  This photo is even better (assuming that the image artifacts aren't present in the original).
 
2020-07-13 4:39:46 PM  
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2020-07-13 4:56:13 PM  

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And all because of one amateur astronomer who mistook blooming from oversaturated pixels on a CCD image for a UFO and called Art Bell.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_H​a​le%E2%80%93Bopp#UFO_claims
 
2020-07-14 3:41:09 AM  
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July 13
 
2020-07-14 4:07:11 AM  
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